One hundred and one days ago

By R Nadeswaran COMMENT | It was an exceptionally hot morning. Despite my not-so-rosy health conditions, it had to be done. I struggled to the car, after which the wheelchair was loaded. Wheeled into one of the classrooms at the Anglo Chinese School in Klang, I dipped my finger into a bottle of ink and put the ‘X’ on two ballot papers.… Read the article

I voted for change

The past week or so, in conjunction with the 100 days anniversary of the PH government, there have been numerous articles assessing the performance of this fledgling government. Many of the observations are obvious: the ministers seem to act like the opposition, they seem to be focused on ferreting out past wrongs in order to cast a continuing bad light on the previous administration, they have not fulfilled all the promises spelled out in their election manifesto.… Read the article

After 100 days, civil rights NGOs demand more from Pakatan

BY BOO SU-LYN KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 18 — Civil rights groups expressed concern with Pakatan Harapan’s (PH) slowness in implementing substantive reform to fight corruption and protect minority rights. Centre to Combat Corruption and Cronyism (C4) executive director Cynthia Gabriel said the PH government has made important announcements in combating graft and enhancing the independence of public institutions, besides forming a committee on the 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) corruption scandal of which she is a member.… Read the article

Two further challenges for Malaysia

After peaceful and democratic transfer of power, two further challenges for Malaysia to become world-class nation are to transform a global kleptocracy into a leading nation of integrity and far-reaching parliamentary reforms (Speech by DAP MP for Iskandar Puteri Lim Kit Siang at the official launching of Deputy Youth and Sports Minister, Steven Sim’s book “Dalam Salju ada Bunga” by the Speaker of Parliament, Datuk Mohd Ariff Mohd Yusuf at Parliament House on Thursday August 16, 2018 at 1 pm) I congratulate Deputy Youth and Sports Minister, Steven Sim for the launching of his first book “Dalam Ada Bunga” by the Speaker of Parliament, Datuk Mohd Ariff Mohd Yusuf.… Read the article

The 100 days of the Pakatan Harapan Government

Here is the full speech by Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad in conjunction with the first 100 days of the Pakatan Harapan administration on Friday. Assalamualaikum and Salam Sejahtera to all Malaysians. Just over 100 days ago, we strived to change the Government of the Barisan Nasional that the world had known as a kleptocracy, a thieving government.… Read the article

Bogeyman politics

Campaigning in the PKR elections seems to have reached fevered pitch with the Kapar MP Abdullah Sani publicly accusing Daim of conspiring to stop Anwar from becoming Prime Minister. The PKR MP, who is campaigning for Rafizi’s bid to be elected deputy president promised to show proof at a later stage.… Read the article

Hannah on Wan Azizah

It’s been slightly more than a month now since I was appointed to be Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail’s deputy. My husband rightly pointed it out to me that it would be a new season of learning for me. Learning not just about issues but the leaders we serve alongside with.… Read the article

Pakatan must map course to a new Malaysia

TO pass the test of time and ensure its longevity in power, Pakatan Harapan has to fulfil the expectations that swept it to victory against all odds on May 9. Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad put together a Cabinet with a mix of race, gender and age that has never been seen in the political governance of our country.… Read the article